DOE energy and environmental missions are grand challenges for the development of bioscience and biotechnology, with the potential for trillions of dollars of impact. By understanding how microbes function in their many environments, we can reveal their contributions to earth ecosystems and their relationships to climate change. We also can understand how they can provide the basis for environmental remediation and for creating new sources of renewable, less polluting energy sources and new generations of processes for industrial application.
Credit or Source: Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. science.energy.gov/ber/
US DOE. 2005. Genomics:GTL Roadmap, DOE/SC-0090, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. (p. 2) (website)